It is the fifth week of the semester. The weather has been decent for this time of year, but it’s Cleveland and hasn’t remained pleasant for too long. The general conditions of the world right now aren’t the best and it’s difficult to find happiness or success everyday. Fear not, where there is a will there is a way.
It has been almost a year since the epic Charlie Sheen interview came out where he claimed to have tiger blood and coined the term “winning.” Most thought he was crazy. I thought, “This guy is on the same wavelength as I am!”
Now you think I’m crazy. What’s new?
Winning is something that has existed long before Charlie Sheen. The winning lifestyle was a concept originally laid down by two of my best friends and me four years ago. Since we aren’t internationally recognizable celebrities, only those in our high school knew of this philosophy. However, there have been innumerable winners throughout history. They are the people that have conquered life and become outrageously successful despite all hurdles encountered.
Being a winner requires no special genetic attributes or occupations. All you need is strong conviction and devout belief in and dedication to winning, even to the point of absurdity.
Some might think that winning is the same as being optimistic. While they follow the same principle, optimism is looking at the bright side or finding the best in a situation. Winning is much more extreme. You must not only find the best in a situation but find a way to win, a way to defeat any adversity and come out on top. You must live winning, not only think it.
When you become a winner you will most likely be questioned about your awesomeness by non-winners. It is important to understand that those who are not winners are not losers necessarily. They just aren’t winners and thus, very normal. Losers do, however, exist. It is their choice to be a loser. Take Eleanor Roosevelt’s word for it, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
The most elementary method of winning is carrying yourself like a winner. Everyone knows those people that walk around like they own the world. You don’t need to know who they are or their story, but they radiate staggering positivity and power. You can have this radiance by thoroughly believing that nothing has power over you and that you can own the world.
Sometimes when a microorganism infiltrates my body and my immune system responds (most non-winners call this “being sick”), I deny being sick. Sickness implies weakness and weakness leads to loss. When I deny being sick, I take away all power from the sickness. If one’s mental and spiritual power is dominated, then that person will most likely be defeated. Believing strongly enough that you are not sick will make you feel better and defeat the disease. It also helps to know that many symptoms of sickness are signs of your immune system being a boss and defeating the invaders.
One of the most difficult concepts for non-winners to understand is my most frequently recited treatises on winning: I win even when I lose. Even the best winners are defeated sometimes. When this happens, winners take that loss and find some way to benefit from it. If you fail a test or class, you can win by knowing what not to do again. You can win by not letting anything make you feel like you’ve lost and continuously bettering yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.
I’m sure you’re asking how this all works? I don’t have a definitive answer, but I can tell you that there is a strange metaphysical connection between one’s mental state and happenings in reality. The power of thought is intangible but very real. There is the old saying, “what you think about, you bring about.” If you don’t believe that you are capable then what else do you have going for yourself? Decide how you want a situation or your life to turn out and believe that is the way it is or will be. This is how you win.
Be unconquerable, resilient and confident. Live what you want to become and believe that you are more powerful than any negative force imaginable. This is how you win.
Disclaimer: You should believe you have tiger blood, but doing the amount of drugs Charlie Sheen did does not make you a winner.